New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more checkered. The study suggests that the brain enlarged repeatedly and independently over the course of anthropoid history.
Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island.
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water.
A beautiful sunset over the Red Deer River in #Dinosaur Provincial Park last night as students on the @QM_SBCS fieldtrip settle in for their first night. Today, we're off to the @RoyalTyrrell to check out the greatest Palaeontological museum on Earth!
What does a 20-million-year-old skull reveal about anthropoid primate brains? New research from Museum Curator John Flynn and colleagues sheds a new light on brain evolution of this group (which includes monkeys, humans, & their nearest kin). READ >> https://t.co/USecGuvS6u